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First commercial utilized EMB powder coat machine delivered

Published on 2005-08-19. Author : SpecialChem

EMB Technology announced that they have commissioned world's first EMB pilot machine for powder coating for serial production of powder coated rolls of flexible metal substrates. In this particular case the coating machine is combined with a NIR (near infrared) curing unit.

Dennis Engelsma, managing director of EMB Technology said: "We are delighted to have been able to develop the EMB concept to reality, it is the first of this kind prepared for a 3 shift 7 days a week production environment. "

The Emb concept is widely regarded as a promising technology for powder coating. It enables very accurate application of powder on rigid and flexible flat substrates without the historical problems of thickness variance, poor reliability, low speed and high investment levels.

"We are very pleased that our customer has selected us to convert the idea into real machinery for there production facility of products for the semiconductor industry and that this leading company was very confident in the EMB concept based on the prototype which we delivered to him one year ago." commented Peter Kloppers, technical director. "We anticipate that it will be the first of more units we can provide for special applications of powder coating on various kinds of substrates "

About the EMB machine

The attractiveness of the EMB machine is the technology that overcomes the traditional barrier to powder coat with relatively high speeds and high thickness accuracy in reel to reel situations. With this machine the coil coater now has an economical coating alternative to spray coat lines without compromising on quality standards. This first machine runs at speeds of 20 m/min, depositing an adjustable and controllable layer thickness on a flexible metal substrate between 50 and 70 micron with a thickness variance less then 3% at a working width of 800 mm. Higher speeds can be reached in coil coating applications, where powder needs to be applied with a lower layer thicknesses. Due to its modular concept units can be installed behind each other, making it potentially possible to reach speeds above 100 m/min.

In addition to its extreme low floor space usage, fast make-ready and changeover capabilities, the machine can be integrated in existing lines, making it very affordable to start pilot projects.

About EMB Technology

EMB is an abbreviation of Electro Magnetic Brush. EMB technology was founded in 2004. The objective of the company is to fill the missing link of developing and building effective EMB coating machines for powder coating on flat substrates.

The founders where aware of the fact that the development of a reliable production machine is a crucial gap between a promising patent, the increased demands on coil coaters for higher quality products with lower cost and in the same time meeting the environmental issues of the future.

The first major opportunity of the company is to develop and realize a number of special purpose production EMB coating machines for an innovative leading company in the semiconductor industry. This project will result in production lines all over the world, providing a new generation of products for various applications.

The know how, experience and proves gained in this project are convincing enough to see that the possibilities of the technology are fit to be implemented on small/medium scale production coil coating lines for high value added products such as special coated steel , paper, and foil's.

Close cooperation with strategic partners in development of powders, carriers, coil coating applications and surrounding technology aim to realize effective solutions for various applications in the near future.

Fast, accurate and reliable powder application on flat substrates is still an undiscovered area of possibilities. EMB Technology considers this area as her main business perspective.

EMB Technology based in Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands, 30 minutes from Schiphol airport.

Source: EMB Technology

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